Donald Nelson warned his optimistic fellow Americans: "As for the inconveniences, discomforts and hardships that you and I will have to endure—why, we haven't even got to the foothills yet."

He cited the rubber shortage as "one little sample" of how Americans were going to have to learn to "take it and keep on taking it. . . ."

Meantime the U.S. went ahead with innumerable adjustments to wartime living:

Woodcut. Canny Connecticut doesn't intend to freeze next winter, no matter how short the supplies of coal and oil. Governor Robert A. Hurley approved last week a drive to list all wood...

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